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Islam 1; Free Speech 0

April 3, 2009

Last Thursday the UN’s Human Rights Council delivered what arguably could be described as a devasting blow to…human rights.  The body passed a resolution calling for all member states to enact legislation offering “protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general.”  While the language references no particular religion the intent of the resolution is obvious.  Introduced, as it was, by Pakistan and backed by the Organization of the Islamic Conference the only religion intended to be protected from such acts is Islam.

Should such laws actually be passed any discussion of Islam’s recruitment of terrorists for the waging of jihad against the west would be forbidden.  Similarly prohibited would be the identification of female genital mutilation, stonings, and  punishment by amputation of hands or feet —  activities practiced under Sharia law — as barbaric.  We’d even be forbidden from condemning  Hamas for recently approving  crucifixion as a form of execution.

Under the guise of religious tolerance we not only will have to tolerate the type of barbarism witnessed here but legally will be proscribed from judging it a violation of human rights.  Paradoxically the judgement itself would be deemed a greater violation.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Aaron Charlton permalink
    April 4, 2009 11:59 am

    Given the seemingly obvious repercussions, what reason does the UN offer for supporting such legislation? Does any less obvious group gain from this?

  2. theabatis permalink*
    April 4, 2009 12:14 pm

    It isn’t really the UN per se that is sponsoring the recommended legislation. It is the UN Human Rights council and that organization is dominated by the OIC. (54 Islamic state members, I believe.) So, they’re pushing this through in a move to force other countries to ban any negative statements about Islam and Islamic countries, which, in turn, means that these regimes can continue the advancement of their 6th century barbarism without anyone else havng the right to challenge them until the Islamitization process is complete.

    The problem is that under the “play nice’ mindset of the UN, no one’s culture can be deemed to be superior to another’s. Hence, we get muddled in these types of enormities.


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